From the KMTS News Room:

    • New Drug Designed for Only One Patient DENVER (AP) – A 9-year-old Boulder girl with a neurological disease is being treated with a one-of-a-kind drug designed specifically for her. It’s the first time the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved a drug for a single person, and it’s an example of what the future might hold for precision medicine. The drug is called ...
    • Man Pleads Not Guilty in Synagogue Bombing DENVER (AP) – A man accused of being a white supremacist has pleaded not guilty to planning to bomb a historic Colorado synagogue. A federal public defender entered three not guilty pleas Monday on behalf of 27-year-old Richard Holzer in U.S. District Court in Denver. Holzer watched the brief hearing in shackles and a yellow ...
    • Mechanical Problems could cause Problems for Steamboat Skiers STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) – The new gondola at Steamboat Resort has been shut down because of a mechanical malfunction. With a busy holiday week ahead, crews were working to repair the gondola, but a timeline for its reopening was not immediately known. There were no guests on the gondola at the time it stopped ...
    • Colorado Decides Against Group Sentences in Court Cases DENVER (AP) – Colorado court officials have denied a request to reconsider a ruling declaring the sentences of hundreds of criminal defendants to be illegal. The state Supreme Court refused to rethink whether criminal offenders could be sentenced to both prison and probation in the same case. The attorney general challenged the decision saying it ...
    • Travelers Stranded at Denver International Airport DENVER (AP) – About 1,100 travelers stranded by heavy snow and high winds spent the night camped out at Denver’s airport. Hundreds of flights were canceled because of the storm that was still dumping snow on the city Tuesday. Airport spokeswoman Alex Renteria says the workers handed out blankets, diapers, formula and toothbrushes and toothpaste ...
    • COGCC Approves Flowline Safety Regulations Denver—The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission approved a set of safety measures designed to increase protections surrounding thousands of miles of underground oil and gas pipelines in the state.  The rules approved Thursday provide for public access to a more detailed and accurate state map of locations of flowlines, which are pipelines that connect an ...
    • Norovirus Reported at Air Force Academy Colorado Springs—Officials at the Air Force Academy say at least 400 cadets have been sickened by norovirus since October but they say classes have not been disrupted. After their symptoms disappeared, the cadets that got sick had to stay in bed for three days before being allowed to return to the classroom.
    • Rifle Softball Field Renamed in Honor of Longtime Coach and Mentor Rifle—The softball field in Rifle that has seen a generation of great teams and excellent players round the bases and roam the outfield is getting a new name. After some discussion, the Rifle City Council voted unanimously to change Taughenbaugh Field to Cindy Skinner Field. Skinner is credited with introducing softball to Rifle in the ...
    • Norovirus has Garfield County Health Officials on Alert Glenwood Springs—The rapid spread of norovirus in Mesa County has the full attention of Garfield County schools and health officials.  The Garfield County Public Health Department has taken quite a few calls from childcare centers and workplaces that have led to the closure of all 46 school campuses just a few miles west.  Public Health ...
    • The 2020 Capitol Christmas Tree will be from Western Colorado GRAND JUNCTION (AP) – Next year’s U.S. Capitol Christmas tree will come from western Colorado. U.S. Forest Service officials said Monday a tree will be cut from Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre or Gunnison national forest to adorn the Capitol building’s West Lawn in 2020. Spokeswoman Kim Phillips  says a formal announcement will be made Friday, and she declined ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • KMTS Basketball: GLENWOOD BOYS & GIRLS SWEEP DEVILS, 3-0 IN WSL GLENWOOD SPRINGS (1/15/19) — Emily Worline made six three-pointers all last season; the senior guard drilled five in a 48-21 win over Eagle Valley Tuesday, and leads the state’s girls basketball players with 44 treys. The Eagle Valley boys basketball team attempted over 900 three-pointers a year ago, and while that number is down, the ...
    • KMTS BASKETBALL; Glenwood Honors Undefeated Team, Legendary Coach, Sweeps Rival GLENWOOD SPRINGS (1/11/19) –Bob Chavez walked to center court in the Glenwood Springs High School gymnasium that bears his name along with longtime GSHS Lady Demons coach Harlan Spencer. After acknowledging the cheers honoring him and the only undefeated state champion basketball team in Demon history, Chavez joyfully responded, “Once a Demon, always a Demon.” The ...
    • Rockies, Reliever Oberg Agree to Contract Extension DENVER (AP) – Right-handed reliever Scott Oberg and the Colorado Rockies have agreed to a $1.3 million, one-year contract to avoid salary arbitration. The 28-year-old Oberg made $555,000 last season as he emerged as one of Colorado’s more reliable relievers.
    • Elway is Optimistic About Fangio ENGLEWOOD (AP) – Denver general manager John Elway says Vic Fangio is ‘as good of a football coach as you can find.’ That’s why he hired the 60-year-old lifelong assistant coach as the Broncos’ 17th head coach. Fangio leaves the league’s No. 1 defense in Chicago to take over in Denver, where he’s replacing Vance ...
    • Nuggets Continue to Roll DENVER (AP) – Nikola Jokic had 19 points, 14 rebounds and 15 assists, including a late no-look pass to wrap things up, as the Denver Nuggets kept right on rolling by beating the New York Knicks 115-108 on Tuesday night for their ninth straight home victory. Reserve Malik Beasley added a career-high 23 points for ...
    • The Next Denver Bronco Head Coach will have a Promising Roster, with One Large Hole ENGLEWOOD (AP) – The next head coach of the Denver Broncos won’t find a franchise quarterback awaiting him. But he will inherit a roster packed with promise and a terrific rookie class led by running back Phillip Lindsay. But the fourth head coach in six seasons in Denver will also work for a general manager ...
    • Avalanche will Host Outdoor Game in 2020 DENVER (AP) – The Colorado Avalanche will host an outdoor game at the U.S. Air Force Academy in 2020. This will mark the second outdoor game hosted by the Avalanche, who played the Detroit Red Wings at Denver’s Coors Field in 2016. It’s also the second outdoor game played at a military academy following the ...
    • Vance Joseph Fired as Broncos Head Coach ENGLEWOOD (AP) – Vance Joseph has been fired as coach of the Denver Broncos after back-to-back double-digit losing seasons. Joseph met with general manager John Elway on Monday after completing a 6-10 season and was dismissed with two years and about $6 million left on his contract. Joseph acknowledged after the Broncos’ 23-9 loss to the Los ...
    • Sports Scores from the Weekend NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION Final L.A. Lakers 120 Phoenix 96 Final New Orleans 119 Charlotte 109 Final Philadelphia 103 Memphis 95 Final Miami 102 Utah 100 Final Dallas 114 L.A. Clippers 110 Final San Antonio 131 Portland 118 NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE Final Anaheim 6 Washington 5 Final SO Winnipeg 4 N-Y Rangers 3 Final San Jose 3 Montreal 1 Final Colorado 2 Detroit 0 Final Calgary 3 Chicago ...
    • Shiffrin Captures First Super-G Win LAKE LOUISE, Alberta (AP) – Mikaela Shiffrin captured her first World Cup super-G race at Lake Louise to give her a win in all five major disciplines. Shiffrin completed her run in a time of 1 minute, 19.41 seconds to hold off Ragnhild Mowinckel of Norway by 0.77 seconds.